'Genuine knowledge' could shield the younger generation from extremists' radicalisation efforts, say specialists.
Spiritual leaders from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have recently discussed enhanced co-operation on a number of issues, including preventing extremism.
The statement is the latest sign of IS's disregard for cultural heritage and its spurious interpretation of Islam.
The growing engagement of local NGOs in Kazakhstan's religious life 'is a great assistance to the state in the fight against violent extremism', observers say.
Recent moves in government are aimed at strengthening control over suspicious religious activity across the country, say observers.
The joint statement is considered an 'important step forward in the dialogue between Christians and Muslims'.
Al-Qaeda says 'Islamic State' members are unable to understand Islamic texts and are bent on carrying out treason and treachery wherever they have influence. The same however could be said of al-Qaeda.
Among other achievements, more than 500 Kazakh citizens abandoned radicalism last year, according to the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan (DUMK).
Uzbekistan's efforts to improve religious tolerance and streamline the registration of religious organisations are being recognised internationally.
Kazakh authorities are working to rehabilitate militants and their families who have returned from Syria, while at the same time strengthening anti-terrorism laws.